Christian’s Attitude to Work (Colossians 3:22-24)
♦️There is saying that goes this way: ‘Love what you do, and you will not work a day in your life,’
♦️But we do not always get to do what we like or labour alongside easy-going people. Any job, even a well-loved one, has low points and tasks that feel like drudgery. Our attitude, then, cannot be based upon the work itself or our feelings; rather, it must reflect our position as God’s children. We would be far wiser to adopt a new maxim: ‘Work for the Lord you love, and you will be fulfilled every day of your life.’
♦️We get the most out of our work when we view ourselves as God’s servants. This is not the perspective of modern culture, which teaches us to seek power and respect for self instead of toiling diligently for those who are in authority over us.
♦️When it comes to our attitude about work, here is the principle as taught in God’s Word: ‘In all things obey those who are your masters on earth’ (Col. 3:22).
♦️Biblical obedience is not merely an outward show with inward grumbling and resentment. Rather, it is a true commitment to the welfare of the employer. God’s children are called to be His servants.
♦️The point is, since we spend significant amount of time at a job, much of our service to the Lord will be done there. As employees, we are to apply the biblical principles of obedience and sacrifice, because the Lord is the ultimate authority overseeing our actions. He wants to observe us doing His will at work and in all areas of our lives.
♦️What you do at work and the way you carry out your duty, reflect who you really are. A Christian has no guile in him. He reflects God’s light wherever he is, including work place. The life of a Christian is different from the life of the man on the road. Service to God is what counts. So, serve God where you are.
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon. Maranatha !